As June ends and we head into the heart of summer, Independence Day is on the horizon. The Fourth of July is one of America’s biggest holidays, celebrated across the country with fireworks, parades, and a host of other outdoor activities. But what exactly is Independence Day and what does it celebrate?
In July 1776, during the second year of the American Revolutionary War (1775–83), representatives from 13 North American colonies of the kingdom of Great Britain voted to declare themselves independent from the crown, forming the United States of America. Two days after the historic vote, on July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed and each year since, Americans have celebrated. As we celebrate, we have an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of our citizenship. For to be American is to be committed to the principles of liberty, self-governance, and equality.
On this 245th anniversary of the founding of the United States, we continue to have much to appreciate and be proud of—the sheer beauty of our country, our cultural diversity, freedom of speech and religion, our farmers who are the most productive in the world, our generosity, and our entrepreneurial spirit. This Independence Day let’s celebrate the fact that we are privileged and blessed to live in the United States. We should be thankful for not only the founders, but for those who have worked to ensure that our society continues to evolve in the areas of civil rights, politics, and the rule of law.
May you and your family enjoy the Fourth of July holiday filled with thankfulness and gratitude for living in this great nation of opportunity, promise, and hope.
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